Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Study Leave

Study leave is organised to map the Core Surgery Curriculum. This process is overseen by Mr Andrew Williams, Training Programme Director & Curriculum Delivery Approver. Study leave applications should be submitted through your local Medical Education Centre for approval by the Curriculum Delivery Approver. The Study Leave application form and further guidance is availiable on the HEE YH Curriculum Delivery policy page.

A detailed outline of the process for Core Surgery trainees has been produced by the Training Programme Directors - see below.

Please be advised that when you apply for Study Leave/Curriculum Delivery funding you must include the following information:

  • Full details of funding/expenses required
  • Details of any courses you have already attended during your Core Surgical Training
  • Rota Co-ordinator approval

Part A and Part B of the form must be fully completed in order for your application to be approved and processed.  Part C will be completed and signed by the Curriculum Delivery Approver. 

Please note: If you do not complete the form correctly or do not include the information above, your form will be returned to you and there will be a delay in approving your leave/funding.

We have produced an updated guide to Curriculum Delivery in the Surgical specialties (see below).  We hope this will assist in making the process clearer.

Study Leave for Exam Preparation

Trainees are permitted to take a maximum of five days study leave per year for exam preparation, at the discretion of the employing trust.

Please remember that HEE YH does not fund exam preparation courses.


The recommended courses for Core Surgical Training are Basic Surgical Skills, ATLS and CCrISP. Wherever possible these will be provided locally within Yorkshire and the Humber. For booking information please see the courses section of the RCS website.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Study Leave Guidance

A Study Leave/Curriculum Delivery presentation has been created by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for trainees at STH.